Obituary: Connie L. Nelson

Connie L. (Poole) Nelson passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

Connie, the daughter of Lero R. Poole and Mildred M. (Cannon) Poole, was born in Holly, Colo., on March 13, 1936. Connie attended Newton High School and graduated with the class of 1954. Connie married Bill Nelson on May 18, 1956. He passed away on Nov. 22, 2011.

Connie was a member of St. Luke Church, being the treasurer for many years and serving on several committees. Connie was the secretary at South Breeze Elementary School for many years. She had such fond memories working with John Bevan, principal, and the many students who attended South Breeze School during her time there.

Connie was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed doing needlework. The many cross-stitch pictures she made are treasured by her family. She loved gardening and the many plants and flowers in her yard and the home thrived under her care. Connie’s family brought her such joy; she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their sporting events, musical events and other activities.

Connie leaves behind two daughters, Kim (Dan) Durbin, Newton, and Kelley Nelson, Kuwait; one son, Kyle (Nikki) Nelson, Park City; five grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Jennie (Matt) Williams, Cameron Nelson, Caleb Nelson and Peter Nelson; and four great-grandchildren, Antonio Torres, Taylor Smith, Maddox Williams and Jaden Williams.

Other survivors are sister, Joan (Gary) Mattix, The Woodlands, Texas; brother Tom (Frances) Poole of Prosper, Texas; and their families.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Lero and Mildred Poole, and her husband, Bill Nelson.

Connie’s family would like to thank the staff at Asbury Park for the wonderful care she received while she was a resident there. They also would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice for the kindness that was shown to both Connie and her family during her final days.

A memorial service was on Monday, Dec. 4, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Asbury Park or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.